NEET SS 2018 exam will be conducted in the month of June 2018. Candidates who want to appear in the NEET superspeciality examination can register themselves online. The online registration for NEET SS 2018 is speculated to begin in the month of April 2018.

NEET Superspeciality examination is the gateway entrance examination for all Superspeciality  DM/MCh courses in India.NEET-SS is an eligibility-cum-ranking examination for various post graduation courses.As per the Indian Medical Council (Amendment) Act, 2016 w.e.f. 2017 admission session. Qualifying NEET-SS is compulsory for getting admissions in DM/M.Ch. Courses under various Universities/Institutions in the country.No other entrance examination, either at state or institution level, shall be valid for entry to DM/MCh Courses.

NEET SS 2018

The table below comprises of all the tentative dates for important events in the NEET Superspeciality examination 2018.

Event Dates
Commencement of Online Registration April 2018
Online Scheduling for NEET SS May 2018
End Date for online registration and scheduling May 2018
NEET SS 2018 Exam June 2018
Declaration of Results July 2018

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What’s new in NEET SS 2018

A latest notification, dated February 2, 2018, indicates a few major changes in NEET SS 2018.

  1. You can choose a maximum of two super speciality courses for which your broad specialty qualification is eligible.
  2. The new pattern of examination is that 40% of the questions shall be from the feeder broad specialty course and the remaining 60% shall be from the super specialty course selected.
  3. Another change is that NBE may club certain super specialities in which the number of seats offered are less.

You can read the complete notification here.

NEET SS 2018: Eligibility Criteria

Candidates who wish to appear in the NEET superspeciality exam should fulfill the following criterias listed below:

  • Candidates who have completed their  postgraduate medical degree from a recognized institute.
  • Candidates who will be qualifying and getting their results of their MD/MS/DNB qualifications after July 2018 will not be eligible to appear in this examination.
  • If a candidate fails the document verification process at the time of counselling he/she will not be eligible for admissions.
Super Specialty Courses
Course Name Course Type Prior Requirement
Clinical Pharmacology DM MD /DNB (Pharmacology)
Clinical Haematology DM MD /DNB (General Medicine)
MD /DNB (Pathology)
MD /DNB (Paediatrics)
MD /DNB (Biochemistry)
Pulmonary Medicine DM MD /DNB (General Medicine)
MD /DNB (Paediatrics)
MD /DNB (Respiratory Medicine)
Neuro Radiology DM MD /DNB (Radio-Diagnosis)
Nephrology DM MD /DNB (General Medicine)
MD /DNB (Paediatrics)
Neonatology DM MD /DNB (Paediatrics)
Medical Oncology DM MD /DNB (General Medicine)
MS /DNB (Radiotherapy)
MD /DNB (Paediatrics)
Medical Gastroenterology DM MD /DNB (General Medicine)
MD /DNB (Paediatrics)
Cardiology DM MD /DNB (General Medicine)
MD /DNB(Paediatrics)
MD /DNB(Respiratory Medicine)
Neurology DM MD /DNB (General Medicine)
MD /DNB (Paediatrics)
Rheumatology DM MD /DNB (General Medicine)
MD /DNB (Paediatrics)
Endocrinology DM MD /DNB (General Medicine)
MD /DNB (Paediatrics)
Clinical Immunology DM
Pul. Med. & Critical Care Med. DM MD/DNB (Paediatrics)
MD/DNB (General Medicine)
MD/DNB (Respiratory Medicine)
Cardiac-Anaes. DM MD /DNB (Anaesthesia)
Haematology Pathology/Hematopathology DM
Medical Genetics DM MD/MS/DNB in any subject
Hepatology DM MD /DNB (General Medicine)
MD /DNB (Paediatrics)
Pediatric Gastroenterology DM MD /DNB (Paediatrics)
Pediatric Cardiology DM MD /DNB (Paediatrics)
Paediatric Nephrology DM MD /DNB (Paediatrics)
Paediatric Oncology DM MD /DNB (Paediatrics)
Geriatric Mental Health DM MD /DNB (Psychiatry)
Organ Transplant Anaesthesia & Critical Care DM MD/DNB (Anaesthesia)
Critical Care Medicine DM
Paediatric Hepatology DM MD /DNB (Paediatrics)
Paediatric and Neonatal Anaesthesia DM MD/DNB (Anaesthesia)
Infectious Disease DM
Interventional Radiology DM MD/DNB (Radiodiagnosis)
Hand Surgery M.Ch.
Gynaecological Oncology M.Ch. MD/MS/DNB  (Obst. & Gynae)
Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery M.Ch. MS /DNB (General Surgery)
Hepato Pancreato Biliary Surgery M.Ch. MS /DNB (General Surgery)
Urology M.Ch. MS /DNB (General Surgery)
Endocrine Surgery M.Ch. MS /DNB (General Surgery)
Vascular Surgery M.Ch. MS /DNB (General Surgery)
Cardio Vascular and Thoracic Surgery M.Ch. MS /DNB (General Surgery)
Neuro Surgery M.Ch. MS /DNB (General Surgery)
Paediatric Surgery M.Ch. MS /DNB (General Surgery)
Surgical Gastroenterology/G.I. Surgery M.Ch. MS /DNB (General Surgery)
Surgical Oncology M.Ch. MS /DNB (General Surgery)
MS /DNB (Orthopaedics)
MD /DNB (Obst. & Gynae.)
Thoracic Surgery M.Ch. MS /DNB (General Surgery)
Head and Neck Surgery M.Ch. MS/DNB (E.N.T.)
MS/DNB (General Surgery)
M.Ch/DNB(Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery)
M.Ch/DNB (Surgical Oncology)
M.Ch./DNB(Neuro Surgery)
Reproductive Medicine & Surgery M.Ch. MD/MS/DNB (Obst. & Gynae)

NEET SS 2018: Online Registration

The online registration form for NEET SS 2018 Exam is likely to be made available on the NEET superspeciality official website from April 2018. Applicants will be able to find the link for online registration on this page too.

Here a few things that the candidates should keep in mind regarding the application for of NEET superspeciality exam:

  • The forms will only be available in the online mode.
  • Candidates will be required to upload documents, photo and signature.
  • Registering for the exam does not guarantee admission.
  • Application fee will not be refunded once submitted.
  • Incomplete application forms will be rejected.
  • Candidates should go through the bulletin carefully for eligibility before applying for the exam.
  • Before registering candidates should ensure that they possess a postgraduate degree from an authorised college.

NEET SS 2018: Scheduling

Candidates should schedule their test centers and test date online by logging in their registration details on the website before May 2018. Candidates need to successfully schedule their exam and date and top 3 exam centres along with the fees and uploading of documents to generate the admit card.At the end of Registration & Scheduling process, the applicant will get a computer generated acknowledgement at the registered email id of the applicant.

NEET SS 2018: Fee and Mode of Payment

The examination fee of approx Rs. 3750/- should be remitted through a Credit Card or a Debit Card issued by banks in India or through net banking.

NEET SS 2018: Admit Card

Once the candidate has successfully registered and scheduled their examination only then the admit card will be issued to the candidate.The admit card will be mailed to the candidate on their registered email id.Candidate is required to print a copy of admit card and affix a latest passport size photograph of the following specifications on the admit card.

On the day of examination candidates are required to bring a printed copy of the Admit Card with Photo of the candidate pasted on it. A photocopy of Permanent and Provisional SMC/MCI registration, to be retained by the test Centre and one of the authorized photo IDs such as PAN card, Aadhaar Card (With photograph), Driving License, Voter ID, Passport.

NEET SS 2018: Exam Scheme

The exam is speculated to be held in the month of June 2018. Here a few things the the candidates should know about the exam:

  • The total number of questions asked in the exam will be 200.
  • The exam will be done in the online mode
  • The duration of the test shall be 2½ hours.
  • 25% negative marking for incorrect answers.
  • No marks will be deducted for unattempted questions.
  • A candidate can appear for only one specialty.
  • Test for General Medicine & Paediatrics specialty shall be conducted together. The test for rest of the specialties shall be conducted the next day.
  • A 15 min test tutorial will be shown before the exam.
  • Candidates should report at least 1 hour before the exam time.

NEET SS 2018: Results

The results will tentatively be announced in the month of July. Candidates placed at the 50th percentile or above shall be declared as qualified in NEET-SS in their respective specialty.Candidates who qualify the exam will be eligible to seek admission only in the year of 2018.

In case of a tie where two or more candidates obtaining equal score, the candidate with more number of correct answers shall be placed higher in the merit position and even then if the tie does not break age factor will be considered.

NEET SS 2018: Merit List

NEET SS 2018 merit list will be published by NBE. It will be a result-cum-merit list.There will be a separate merit list for General Medicine, General Surgery, Orthopedics, Pathology etc.


  1. If a candidate had taken seat in mop up round and has resigned from that institute,and got relieved from there , will he be eligible to appear for forthcoming neet 2018 ?

  2. Is there any age limit to apply ? because i am 44 years old and almost passed 14 years after passing MS OBGY as i was serving for Govt. for 5 years and then practiced for 9 years in private.

    • A candidate who has opted for two super-specialities and he is to appear in one day entrance test, how will be the pattern for distribution of questions for those two opted super-specialities having 60% questions.

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